See that? That was my effort to surprise my kids with ice cream cones one night while they were out riding bikes.
Word to the wiser: a muffin tin is not a stable carrier for ice cream cones.
They wobbled to the floor and this is the mess I picked up. Of course, those made up the last of the ice cream and cones. Good thing that night, my dessert was a covert operation. I might have had lots of disappointed kids.
It seems that my kids ask almost every night if we can have dessert. And sometimes I say yes and sometimes I don’t. I realized recently that I was being a little arbitrary in my yeses and nos. There was no rhyme or reason except if I felt annoyed by the idea of the mess or if I felt like being a Yes Mom.
After some thought, I’ve decided that to plan for dessert. Yes, really. They are gonna ask, so I might as well have an answer. However, ice cream cones every night is not something that I want for healthy teeth and bodies.
Satisfy the Sweet Tooth
One of the sweet things about my kids is that they don’t need ice cream, candy and cakes in order to feel that they’ve had dessert. A baked good, a smoothie, or a frozen yogurt can satisfy their cravings.
Some of our favorites:
- Fruit salad
- Frozen fruit bars
- Fruit leathers
- Yogurt parfaits
- Zucchini bread
- Banana bread
- Mix and Match muffins
- Frozen yogurt cups
Recently we got to try a new product from Yoplait called Splitz. It’s a layered yogurt treat that has no artificial flavors or sweeteners and no high-fructose corn syrup. It comes in three flavors: Rainbow Sherbet, Strawberry Banana Split, and Strawberry Sundae. We had ours cold from the fridge, but you can also toss them in the freezer for a frozen snack.
Yoplait Splitz is a very sweet yogurt, so I would prefer to serve it as a dessert. Try it for yourself and see. Currently, you can also download a coupon for Yoplait Splitz which is good in many states, but not all. Couple the coupon with a sale to get better savings.
This weekend I have a Yoplait Splitz prize pack to give away. One winner will receive a free package of YoSplitz, an insulated carry tote, and a roll up fleece picnic blanket.
Giveaway will be open until Sunday night, August 15, at 8 pm. PST. Winners to be chosen at random and notified via email. Please respond within 48 hours of the email being sent otherwise I may have to choose an alternate winner. GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner: beckyson25
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